Monthly Archives: October 2015

Getting Prepped for Gift Making!

Oh my goodness, there’s so much going on behind the scenes right now! My online shop is JUST about ready to go, Mary and I have been hard at work on it!

I’m also taking part in a completely new kind of online class – The Fiber Art Connection!

fiber art connection

I’ve joined with a group of really talented fiber artists to offer a series of one week classes, all tied together in an interactive way. I’ll be offering a class on free motion quilting called “Free Motion Quilting: Themes & Variations”.

Whether you’re just starting Free Motion Quilting, or looking to up your FMQ game, this class is filled with helpful hints for YOU!

fmq pages

In this class, I’ll cover all the basics of getting your domestic sewing machine and work area set up for free motion quilting. Then each day I’ll introduce a new FMQ pattern motif, and then give your exercises and examples of how to expand upon that motif. Because it helps to have a record of your FMQ motifs in one place, rather than a huge pile of practice sandwiches jammed in a big plastic bin, I’ll be teaching you how to make a FMQ sampler book that will help you keep track of future FMQ inspiration in a controlled manner!

Registration starts soon, but the classes start in January, stay tuned for more info!

Quilting Daily has re-published my little article on how to stay organized when making multiple gifts.


Although I’m not making convertible totes like I used in the article illustrations, I’m doing something similar right now with some Zip and Gos, as I’ve got a show next weekend!


If you’re looking to start making gifts for the upcoming holidays, these hints may be helpful!

And speaking of gifts, my E-book Create Handmade Gifts for All is on sale right now!

Handmade Gifts

It’s got 18 patterns of my patterns, many of which would make an awesome gift for someone! Check them out!

Phew! That’s it for no!


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Last Minute Details!

I’ve been working hard finishing up all sorts of items for the show this weekend! I ended up making 28 Indigo dyed scarves: I’ve also taken nice pix of all of them so that I can get them listed in my shop, my awesome web designer Mary has been working her magic! I wish that… Continue Reading

Opinion Needed! Indigo Bucket Lining

I’ve been working hard building up stocks for the 3-day show I’m doing, Art For Heaven’s Sake starts this Friday! While dyeing lots of indigo scarves, I’ve been dyeing some cotton sateen and linen as well, I’ve got 2 ideas up my sleeve. The first are these linen buckets: The round shape allows me to… Continue Reading

Meetup | October Goals

Fingers crossed that with October comes an end to the 100 degree days! My part of SoCal does not like to enter Autumn very easily! I’ve not made much progress on the list: September Goals Indigo explorations: scarves and art quilts October 15 20% Studio Tour Postcards September 30 100% New Candied Fabrics Online Shop… Continue Reading